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Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness

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ISBN-10: 0132840065

ISBN-13: 9780132840064

Edition: 8th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Rachel E. Spector

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The eighth edition of this well-respected book continues to promote an awareness of the dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Completely revised and updated, CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS examines the differences existing within North America by probing the health care system and consumers, and examples of traditional health beliefs and practices among selected populations. An emphasis on the influences of recent social, political, and demographic changes helps to explore the issues and perceptions of health and illness today, while new introductory and capstone chapters help place material within perspective. An essential…    
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Book details

List price: $85.40
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Cultural Foundations
Building Cultural and Linguistic Competence
National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health Care
Cultural Competence
Linguistic Competence
Institutional Mandates
Cultural Care
Cultural Heritage and History
Heritage Consistency
Acculturation Themes
Ethnocultural Life Trajectories
Commingling Variables
Cultural Conflict
Cultural Phenomena Affecting Health
Diversity
Census 2010
Immigration
Poverty
Health and Illness
Health
Illness
Health Domains
Health Traditions
Health and Illness
Health Traditions Model
Health Protection
Health/Health Care Choices
Folk Medicine
Health/HEALTH Care Philosophies
Healing Traditions
Healing
Ancient Forms of Healing
Religion and Healing
Healing and Today's Beliefs
Ancient Rituals Related to the Life Cycle
Familial Health Traditions
Familial Health/HEALTH Traditions
Consciousness Raising
Health and Illness in Modern Health Care
The Health Care Provider's Culture
Health Care Costs
Trends in Development of the Health Care System
Common Problems in Health Care Delivery
Pathways to Health Services
Barriers to Health Care
Medicine as an Institution of Social Control
Health and Illness Panoramas
Health and Illness in the American Indian and Alaska Native Population
Background
Traditional Definitions of Health and Illness
Traditional Methods of Healing
Current Health Care Problems
The Indian Health Service
Health and Illness in the Asian Populations
Background
Traditional Definitions of Health and Illness
Traditional Methods of Health Maintenance and Protection
Traditional Methods of Health Restoration
Current Health Problems
Health and Illness in the Black Population
Background
Traditional Definitions of Health and Illness
Traditional Methods of Health Maintenance and Protection
Traditional Methods of Health Restoration
Current Health Problems
Health and Illness in the Hispanic Populations
Background
Mexicans
Puerto Ricans
Health and Illness in the White Populations
Background
German Americans
Italian Americans
Polish Americans
Health Status of the White Population
Cultural Competence
Cultural Competency
Selected Key Terms Related to Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness
Calendar: Cultural and Religious Holidays That Change Dates
Suggested Course Outline
Suggested Course Activity-Urban Hiking
Heritage Assessment Tool
Quick Guide for Cultural Care
Data Resources
Bibliography
Index